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« on: July 24, 2008 04:05:19 PM »

no, not bob's big boy, like where dr. evil was frozen and mr. bigglesworth lost all his hair.  my 7 yr old son wants me to make him a quilt, as bob the builder is now too baby for him.  any suggestions on patterns?  i figure i'll find a pattern and take him to the fabric store and let him go wild.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008 05:42:27 AM »

i used this one for my 7 year olds latest quilt.


we used a dark green camo print,a bright green camo print, a green tone on tone , a med beige and green plaid.  all fabrics were flannel.

it is very bot.

really tho.  any basic quilt blocks can be made "boy" just by the fabrics chosen. enjoy your fabric experience.  my kiddo LOVES the fabric store.

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2008 03:50:16 PM »

when I do "boy" quilts, I go for darker, plainer colours, without much in the way of "cutesy" patterns - some kind of plaid seems to be really quite popular. I also tend to go for fairly plain patterns - this kind of thing, paired with classic furniture, can last a long, long time. Similarly, if it's more modern, you might look at denyse schmidt-style quilts with more bright colours, even those of a favourite team or something.
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008 08:44:02 AM »

There's a really good pattern on allpeoplequilt.com.  It's called "Chocolate and Jelly Beans" and it's just basically concentric squares.  It would be really easy to modify the size to fit your son's bed.  Here's a link: 


You could use a variety of fabrics and even put his favorite character in the center square.  Good luck.
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008 07:13:10 PM »

If you want something fun and different, I found this in a magazine.  It's paper pieced and pretty easy.  There are a few really small pieces around the wheels, but paper piecing makes them ok.  Once you get past that, the rest is all good. 

I'm just finishing up 2 of them for my niece's boys.  Choosing lots of wild and crazy fabrics was so much fun.

PM me if you want the pattern.

« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2008 05:49:02 PM »

This is one of my all time favorite quilts, and on my to do list for my son

http://www.quilterscache.com/N/NOTYourMothersTurtleBlock.html look at page 2 for some completed quilts

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